FACTS & MYTHS OF SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS

This pamphlet addresses the topic of sobriety checkpoints. Ten myths concerning sobriety checkpoints are dispelled by a look at the facts. For example, the myth that sobriety checkpoints hold people up for long periods of time and cause huge traffic jams is dispelled by the following facts: Well-conducted sobriety checkpoints generally delay drivers for no more than 30 seconds, and cause no traffic problems. If traffic does back up significantly, police are instructed to relieve congestion and then resume stopping cars in a predetermined pattern.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00622662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-807 749
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1992 12:00AM